Gryphon hockey men knock off ninth-ranked Windsor
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons scored the final two goals of the game as they doubled the ninth-ranked Windsor Lancers 4-2 in OUA men’s hockey play Saturday at the Gryphon Centre.
The Gryphs never trailed in the match, but were tied twice.
Guelph led 2-1 at the end of the first period with all three goals scored in a span of 33 seconds with less than two minutes to go in the period. The Gryphs were up 3-2 at the end of the second.
Luke Kutkevicius scored a pair of goals for the hosts while Anthony Tabak and Nolan DeGurse had one apiece. DeGurse had two assists while single assists were recorded by Jonah De Simone, Jacob Winterton, Nolan Forster, Jaxon Camp and Tabak.
Will Ennis and Jake Durham scored late in the first and second periods respectively for Windsor. Assists went to Jake Durham, Mason Kohn, Hunter Holmes and Matt McNamara.
The Gryphs were outshot 32-29 and neither team recorded a power-play goal. The Gryphs had five power plays and Windsor had three.
Tanner Wickware had 30 saves for Guelph while Nathan Torchia had 25 for Windsor.
The Gryphs are tied for third in the OUA West following weekend play. Brock Badgers lead at 9-1-0 while the Toronto Varsity Blues are at 7-3-0, the Toronto Metropolitan Bold are at 5-3-0 and the Gryphs are at 5-4-0. They’re followed by the Lakehead Thunderwolves at 4-4-1, Windsor at 4-4-0, Laurier Golden Hawks at 3-5-2, York Lions at 3-6-0, Waterloo Warriors at 3-7-0 and Western Mustangs at 1-8-0.
The Gryphs are to play Laurier at Waterloo’s Sun Life Financial Arena Thursday at 7 p.m. and host TMU at the Gryphon Centre Friday at 7:30 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal